Faculty in the News

Prof. Tanya Sharpe recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award


Professor Tanya Sharpe is the 2019 recipient of the Boston College School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award. The award ceremony will take place on February 1, 2019.

Ontario Senior Achievement Award Recipients

The Ontario Senior Achievement Awards recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to their communities through voluntary or professional activities after the age of 65.

Lilian M. Wells of Toronto has spent decades advocating for seniors’ welfare in Toronto. She is a founding member and served two terms as president of the Toronto Council on Aging. She helped design many programs to empower seniors, and her work helped Toronto receive the Age-Friendly City designation from the World Health Organization.

Prof. Peter A. Newman; PhD alumna, Dr. Ashley Lacombe-Duncan; and MSW alumna, Prof. Adrian Guta publish landmark study on PreP

  Prof. Peter A. Newman, along with recently graduated Dr. Ashley Lacombe-Duncan and former MSW student, now […]

Prof. Hulchanski illustrates growing income inequality in Toronto


In Toronto, the colour of money is mainly white.

New demographic charts show a strikingly segregated city, with visible minorities concentrated in low-income neighbourhoods and white residents dominating affluent areas in numbers far higher than their share of the population.

MSW alumni, Georgi Georgievski, story of resilience reported in Toronto Star

Forum Research poll shows that LGBTQ+ students experience greater debt

LGBTQ+ respondents to a recent Forum Research survey on student debt finds that they are more adversely impacted by student debt compared with non-LGBTQ+.

Professor David Brennan, FIFSW Associate Professor, believes lack of family support and mental health costs contribute to the higher debt.

Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard Delivers Electrifying Keynote to U of T Social Work Students

  Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard with FIFSW MSW student. Photo credit: Jim Moore   Senator Wanda Thomas […]

Toronto HomeShare pilot project launched by Dr. Raza M. Mirza and Andrea Austen

Toronto Life magazine interviews Dr. Raza M. Mirza and Andrea Austen on helping seniors rent their spare rooms to students

Toronto HomeShare is a pilot project that aims to address the city’s affordable housing crisis by matching seniors with students. Dr. Raza M. Mirza is a sessional lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Andrea Austen is the City of Toronto project lead on the Toronto Seniors Strategy.


Prof. Shelley Craig receives SSHRC Partnership Grant

  Prof. Shelley L. Craig and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto […]

Prof. David Brennan receives Canadian Association of HIV Research award

  Professor David Brennan, director of CRUISElab, received the Excellence in Research Award-Social Sciences at the annual […]

Deborah Goodman and Svetlana Popova track fetal alcohol syndrome


FIFSW instructors, Deborah Goodman and Svetlana Popova spoke on TVO’s, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.